Tag Archive for Arabian racing Qatar

AJS WATHANAN Wins Rodat Al Maida Cup in Doha

AJS Wathanan, winner of Rodat Al Maida Cup

11 March 2020,Doha, Qatar ~After a few hiccups, Al Ghazali Stud’s AJS WATHANAN (Amer x Mangaline Du Loup) picked up a fine victory, third of his season so far, in the RODAT AL MAIDA CUP (Local Purebred Arabian Conditions) on Wednesday, 11 March 2020. The feature race on dirt saw Anas Al Seyabi guide the…

EBRAZ and FRENCH KING Win HH The Amir Sword and HH The Amir Trophy

Ebraz

25 February 2019, Doha, Qatar ~ HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani was present for Qatar’s biggest racing event, HH The Amir Sword Festival, which came to a thrilling conclusion with H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Ebraz and H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s French King winning the Purebred…

Haddah Dukhan Victorious in the QREC Handicap

Racing down the straight -Photo Juhaim

28 November 2018 at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club had an eight-race card and two of the races were for Arabians. Rashid Ali Al Marri equalled his last season’s victory tally of five in the first month of the 2018-19 season when he rode Mansoor Mesfer Al Hajri’s Haddah Dukhan (Majd Al Arab x…

The Qatar International Stakes (Gr1 PA) Focuses on Quality Entries

1 August is the first stage of the $1,000,000 Bonus Doha Triple Crown28 June, 2018 ~ The prestigious Qatar International Stakes (GR 1 PA) that will be run at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Wednesday, 1 August 2018, promises an exciting renewal both in quality and quantity in terms of entries in the early closing…

Caid De L’Ardus Wins Fuweiret Cup in Doha

CAID DE L'ARDUS

Lucky Sand brings home second26 April 2017 Doha, Qatar ~ FUWEIRET CUP (PA Conditions), Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club –           The Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari-owned Caid De L’Ardus (Mahabb x Jelfa De L’Ardus) continued his great form this season in Doha with a third victory in the six-furlong sprint…

Ebraz Wins the H.H the Emirs Sword (GR1 PA) in Doha

Al Mourtajez connections denied USD 1 million bonus 25 February 2017, Dohan, Qatar ~ The three-day Qatar International Racing Festival finished with an Arabian racing horse showcase on the final day, Saturday, 25 February 2017, as Ebraz led the win of the feature race, H.H The Emirs Sword Gr1 PA. H.H THE EMIRS SWORD (GR1…

Gazwan takes the Emir’s Sword Group 1 PA in Qatar

27 February 2016, Doha, Qatar ~ The HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani-owned Gazwan  won the Emir’s Sword, at $1M it is the richest Arabian race run in Qatar. Scoring his second victory in as many starts at the Saturday 27 February race, Gazwan (Amer x Arc De Ciel) was guided by top jockey Richard Mullen and…

Khalifa Mohammed Alattiya Appointed General Manager of Al Shaqab Racing

14 May, 2015, Qatar ~  Al Shaqab announced today that Khalifa Mohammed Alattiya has been appointed General Manager of Al Shaqab Racing. Al Shaqab started in 2011 with Arabian racing and achieved multiple Group 1 wins including the Kahayla Classic two years in a row. It has now evolved into one of the modern superpowers…

Jockey Bentley records 100th win for the season

23 April 2015, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, Doha ~ Making his 100th win for the season, jockey Harry Bentley took Roman Legend home to win the Al Gharafa Cup at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) on Thursday, 23 April. In one of the two Arabian races for the evening, the Hassan Ali Hassan…

Vetlana De Faust wins Al Huwaila Cup in Qatar racing

16 April 2015, Qatar ~ Injaaz Stud’s Vetlana De Faust (Al Saoudi x Svetlana) posted a victory over Al Majh’hoor in the Al Huwaila Cup, one of three Pure Arabian races featured the eight-event card of the evening at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club on Thursday, 16 April 2015.The Jassim Al Ghazali trained Vetlana De Faust was…

Qassy Edges Shaklan in Rodat Al Maida Cup thriller

1 April 2015, Doha, Qatar ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Qassy (Mared Al Sahra x The Write Stuff) posted a thrilling victory over Shaklan in the Rodat Al Maida Cup, a Pure Arabian Conditions race run over 1800m, which featured the eight-event card at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on 1 April.…

Al Shaqab Racing Formidable in Qatar Equestrian Sword Festival

26 February 2015, Doha ~ The grey and maroon colors of Al Shaqab celebrate their first anniversary on Thursday 26 February. The stable is aiming for a notable double as Qatar’s most prestigious race meeting of the season, staged under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as part of the eight-day HH the Emir 24th…

Racing UK will Broadcast Qatar Festival Features

25 February 2015, Doha ~ Qatar’s two most prestigious races for Thoroughbreds and Purebred Arabians will be broadcast in the UK for the first time this week by leading dedicated satellite horseracing  broadcaster, Racing UK. The Group 1 contests which provide the finale to the H.H The Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival will form part of…

Qatar shows off Ashkal, Gazwan, Mazen Wins at Arabian races

12 February 2015, Doha, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Gazwan (Amer x Arc De Ciel) came up with a stunning gallop down the final straight of the 1600m turf race for 4-yr-olds to win the Julaihah Cup for Arabians. The Jullian Smart trained Gazwan with Marco Monteriso up steadily covered…

Taraf, Dubday, Raddad, Itorio and Al Murabitoon dazzle in Qatar Trophy and Gold Sword Day

5 February 2015, Doha ~ The 5 February Arabian highlight at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, The Qatar Gold Sword, was won by H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Taraf ridden by Brett Doyle. The Local Bred Pure Arabian for four year olds+ over 2200 metres showed Taraf again the best of the field…

January at QREC Show Off Wins by Rafaal, Meghwaar, Mekhbatt

29 January 2014, Doha ~ On 28 January, the last day of the month’s racing at Qatar Equestrian & Racing Club, the H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned Refaal (Majd Al Arab x Dixie Darlene) with Richard Mullen up dominated the first race to win the Local Bred Pure Arabian Maiden Plate. After hitting the front…

Taraf Wins QR One Million HH Sheikh Abdulla bin Khalif Al Thani Trophy

Taraf, Al Anga, Bahia Du Barthas dominate HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy Day15 January 2014, Doha ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Taraf (Burning Sand x Gethaabah) saddled by Julian Smart posted an emphatic victory in the QR one million HH Sheikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy, a Local Bred…

Al Shaqabs’ Mister Ginoux Wins Qatar Pure Arabian Derby

30 December 2014, Doha ~ A brilliant turn of foot in the straight enabled Al Shaqab’s Mister Ginoux (Amer x Nacree Al Maury) to lead home his 11 rivals in the Qatar Pure Arabian Derby, the feature race on 30th December at Doha’s Racing and Equestrian Club. The Thomas Fourcy trained Mister Ginoux was ridden to victory by Julien…

Trainer De Mieulle Saddles Five Winners For 25 December QREC Racing

Trainer De Mieulle hogged the day’s limelight saddling five winners for the day for Umm Qarn25 December 2014, QREC ~  Umm Qarn’s Nashmi (Amer x Danie Du Cassou) was brilliantly ridden by Gaetan Faucon to an impressive victory in the feature Al Wajba Cup, a Pure Arabian Advanced Plate race run over 1850 metres on 25 December at…

Goodwood Racecourse Announces Qatar 10-year Additional Sponsorship

23 December 2014, UK ~ Goodwood Racecourse has announced a new 10-year partnership with Qatar, which is the single biggest sponsorship deal ever inked for the benefit of British racing. Commencing in 2015, this makes the Qatar Goodwood Festival one of the most significant and valuable meetings in the world.  Photo: Lord March, owner of Goodwood, Mr Hamad Bin…

Al Atique wins Qatar National Day Trophy Group II

16 December 2014, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Al Atique (Amer x Somra) saddled by Julian Smart posted a thrilling victory in the Qatar National Day Trophy, a Group II race for Pure Arabians at the Racing and Equestrian Club on Tuesday, 16 December. Al Atique galloped on…

Jenjal Wins and Denualt clinches Longines World Fegentri Championship

Trainer Ghazali and jockey Bentley dazzle on Qatar Derby Trial day 11 December 2014 – Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ~ Zakhir Stud’s Jenjal (Af Albahar x Gold Label) posted a thrilling victory over Sendeed Al Galayel in the Local Bred Pure Arabian Derby Trial run over 1400 metres during the Qatar Derby Trial Day on 11 December. The Mohammed Al…

Longines World Fegentri Championship for Gentleman riders part of QREC line-up

11 December 2014, Doha ~ Ten races, including the Longines World Fegentri Championship for Gentleman riders, pleased the crowds at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club on 10 December. Al Jeryan’s AJS Qahir (Martin Al Maury x Af A’ajabatani) produced a sparkling run in the final 100metres to get the better of Harran to win the Club Cup, a…

Al Bashtoon wins Al Britha Cup in Doha

3 December 2014, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s  Al Bashtoon (Munjiz x Feline Du Cassou) came up with a stunning gallop to win the Al Britha Cup, a Pure Arabian Advanced Plate, run over 1800 metres, the highlight of the Wednesday races on the sand track of the…

AJS Intifadah Wins Doha Local Pure-Bred Arabian Oaks

27 November 2014 QREC ~ Al Jeryan Stud’s AJS Intifadah (AF Albahar x Karreema) stormed home by nearly nine lengths in the Doha Local Bred Pure Arabian Oaks Trial at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on Thursday, 27 November. Mohammed Al Yaqout trained AJS Intifadah was brilliantly ridden to victory by jockey Tadgh O’Shea,…

TM Thunder Struck Wins Jay Stream Cup in Qatar

13 November 2014, Doha QREC ~ While the WAHO Qatar 2014 Conference attendees watched, Umm Qarn’s TM Thunder Struck (Majd Al Arab) asserted his superiority over his nine rivals in the Jay Stream Cup, a Pure Arabian Advanced Plate, at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on Wednesday evening 12 November. The Alban de Mieulle 4-yr-old gelding was ridden…

La Hoor wins QREC Owners Cup

8 November 2014, Doha ~ Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi’s La Hoor (Burning Sand- Pettra) proved superior to the opposition winning the Owners Cup, a Local Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race run over seven furlongs on Thursday, 6 November at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC). La Hoor was brilliantly ridden to victory by Marco Monteriso.…

La Hoor again on Track at Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club

23 October 2014 ~ In the second week of the season at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, Hassan Al Matwi’s La Hoor (Burning Sand – Pettra), confidently ridden by jockey Marco Monteriso, made a fluent victory in the Ushrayiq Cup. The Local Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race was the highlight of the sand track races at the…

Bint Jakkarta and Al Mourtazez Take Championships in Al Rayyan and Doha Cups

Al Shaqab Racing dominates in Deauville16 August, 2014, Deauville ~  Bint Jakkarta (QA), running in the colors of Al Shaqab Racing, took on the colts for the first time in the 2,000m €50,000 Al Rayyan Cup (Gr1 P/A), on Saturday, 16 August 2014, at Deauville. Thomas Fourcy’s representative left her rivals no chance after making her move…

Final Racing Day in Doha Crowns Season Leaders

  May 1, 2014, Doha ~ The curtain came down on a historic 2013-2014 season for Qatar at the Racing and Equestrian Club in Doha when Jassim Ghazali and Harry Bentley consolidated their places as the leading trainer and the leading jockey respectively. Mindza provided a popular win for owner-trainer Hassan Al Matwi in the…

West De Faust and Saint De Faust find the winner’s circle in Doha

April 30, 2014, Doha ~ In the opening event of the day, West De Faust (Madjani x Miss Ginioux) clinched an exciting  victory over Dominicus in the Pure Arabian Maiden Plate. The Mohammed Hussain trained West De Faust finally shed his maiden status in its seventh start. Bustawi Ismail trained Saint De Faust (Dormane x Brume…

QREC Announces World’s First €1 million Arabian Race

April 30, 2014, Doha ~ The Qatar Arabian World Cup is to receive a prize money boost of more than 40% to create the world’s first €1 million race for Pure Bred Arabians. Staged under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed Bin Faleh Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) and promoted…

Prize Money Increase For Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe and the Qatar Arabian World Cup

The Richest Flat Races on Turf Just Got RicherApril 28, 2014, Boulogne-Billancourt, France ~ The 93rd Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Qatar Arabian World Cup, which take place on October 5 at Longchamp, are the two most prestigious flat races in the world for thoroughbreds and Purebred Arabians on turf. To further enhance their reputation, France…